Top 8 Yoga Exercises For Your Abs at Home

 

Abdominal muscles have always been the quintessential token of “being fit”, the focal point on which people fix their forward stares and fitness related goals. And it’s not just a six-pack you’ll get; maintain strong abs, and you’ll help prevent back pain, boost your agility, and increase your flexibility

In all reality, it takes a lot more than just high reps of many assorted abdominal moves to develop an envy worth set of six pack abs, or even a flat or moderately toned stomach

Today we will show you the top 8 yoga exercise recommendations that engage your abs:

Indian Push-Ups

Start by getting into a normal push-up position, but with your feet spread slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, and your hands shoulder-width apart. Raise your pelvis into the air, while keeping your arms, legs, and back straight. You should look like an upside-down ‘V’. This is your starting position, and it’s the position you’ll return to after each push-up. When coming down, point your elbows out to the sides while bringing your pelvis down into a normal push-up position. Now shift your weight to your arms and push your shoulders up while keeping your pelvis on the ground. Once your shoulders are all the way up, use your abs and glutes to bring your buttocks back into the air and return to the starting position. The exercise should be done smoothly and without delay between each part.

Bridge Pose

Lie on your back with your knees bent and the bottom of your feet firmly on the floor about hips width apart. From this position, drive into your heels to lift your hips straight up, clasping hold of your hands beneath your body and pressing against the ground to open your hips. Hold this pose for 1 minute, breathing deeply the whole time.

Double Leg Raise

With your feet tips on a ball, lie face down with your hands on the floor. Lift your legs up (slowly) towards the ceiling. Hold this position for 3 seconds.Exhale and lower your legs. Neck is relaxed throughout. Make sure to keep your lower back and buttocks on the floor to avoid any spinal injury.

Fish Pose

Lie on your back on the floor, make sure your legs are extended and together and place your hands under your thighs. Pushing own on your elbows, arch your back and inhale. Lean your head back so your forehead touched the floor. Exhale deeply, to come out of the pose, lift your head and place it gently back down, then release the arms.

Revolved Side Angle Pose

Begin with your right leg bent to a 90 degree angle, keep your body up straight up. Once your exhale place your hands together and twist your body to the right over your right thigh. Bring your left leg back as far as possible. Open your arms up. Place the left fingertips on your mat or plant the palm alongside your foot. Lift your right arm up, palm facing down, and draw it forward beside your ear. Hold here. Come out by drawing your hands into prayer. On an exhale, press into your feet and lift back up to the starting position. Repeat on the opposite side.

Warrior Pose

This is a standing position. Place your feet shoulder-width apart and stand tall. You are going to feel attuned with your body and feel grounded. Keep the shoulders relaxed and the chest lifted. Keep breathing and hold for 3-6 breaths. To release, exhale and lower the hands down to the floor. While you are standing, set new goals for your life and your body.

Downward Facing Dog

Get into the downward dog position. Bring one as close as you can to your chest now  raise that same leg into the air. Bring it back down the starting position and repeat with other leg. Perform as many Reps as you can in one minute.

Cat-Cow Pose

This pose if the best one for stretching your lower back and spine. It is another one that is great for pre- and post-yoga programs and can also be used for a stretching warmup and/or cool down in with any athletic exercise. Start with your hands and knees on the floor in a “tabletop position.” As you inhale, round your spine and curve it up like a cat. As you exhale, arch your back and lift your chest to make a cow pose (the opposite direction—push your stomach toward the floor). Do this slowly as you breathe as many times as you want.

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